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Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics

Job Description


Position Information
General Information


Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics
Division Academic Affairs
Department Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)
Work Unit Bioinformatics and Genomics
Work Location Bioinformatics Bldg.
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Post Doc
Employment Type Temporary - Part-time
Hours per week 40 hours per week
Work Schedule
8-5 Monday – Friday
Pay Rate Pay Rate varies
Minimum Experience/Education
The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.). At minimum PhD with 0 years experience, maximum 5 years postdoctoral experience.
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
Ph.D. in Biology, Computer Science, or other computational field, specializing in genome sequence analysis. A strong experimental or theoretical background with evidence of empirical skills related to genome sequence analysis is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
The employee will report to Professor Rebekah L. Rogers and will be a senior member of Professor Rogers’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding. The postdoc is required to publish manuscripts. The postdoc is required to follow NIH ethics guidelines regarding academic integrity, data management, and record keeping.
The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be population genomics of genome structure changes in non-model Drosophila and other metazoans. The employee will confer with Professor Rogers on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Professor Rogers, in recognized journals.
Other Work/Responsibilities
Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.
Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:
* the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
* the appointment is temporary;
* the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
* the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
* the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
* the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 11/01/2023
Expected Length of Assignment 12 months
Posting Open Date 10/04/2023
Posting Close Date 09/09/2024
Special Notes to Applicants
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

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